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Book Review : The Sense Of An Ending | Julian Barnes

Genre: British Literature Year: 2011 Country: UK This is one of those books that seeks to address the human/emotional anatomy – how unreliable and imperfect our memoires usually are and generally the consequences of our actions. It’s the kind that gets under your skin whilst questioning everything you know about life. But before I continue, …

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Book Review: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story | Ned Vizzini

Genre: Young Adult Year: 2006 Country: USA Teenagers. Ugh. The best thing about coming-of-age YA books is the ability to see from a different perspective. This time, from a 15yo’s. I’ve always shied away from sensitive subjects such as mental health. In my head, they’re rather inconsequential as long as you’re not having sucidial thoughts, …

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January Reading List

Everyone started 2016 with a reading theme. I didn’t. In fact, it didn’t occur to me to actually choose a theme until I saw it flying around. My excuse? I have a backlog of books on my To-Be Read shelf. I’m not about to abandon them just because I want to focus squarely on a …

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Book Review: The Glass Castle | Jeannette Walls

Genre: Memoir Year: 2005 Country: USA I thought I resented my father for being absent and passive. I probably don’t know what I would do if I had one like Jeannette Walls‘. Glass Castle is a memoir of popular American writer Jeannette Walls – which chronicles her nomadic childhood with unconventional and undomesticated parents. You …

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Book Review: Fledgling | Octavia Butler

Genre: Sci-Fi Year: 2007 Country: USA Once upon a time, I read solely Christian Fiction and Romance bordering Erotica. I think every single female went through that particularly teenage rite of passage. But then, instead of branching out, I resisted and took solace in Christian Fiction instead – which of course is not a bad …

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Book Review: The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P. | Adelle Waldman

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Year: 2013 Country: USA This book is exactly what is it – The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P. It explains how a guy with an absurd sense of entitlement goes through a string of relationships searching for “love” (or whatever he mistook for love) which to be honest, was exhausting, irritating and …

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